Kenya Airways Cargo Launches Sharjah-Mogadishu Flights

Kenya Airways Cargo Launches Sharjah-Mogadishu Flights
Photo sourced from Kenya Airways Cargo Press Releases.

Kenya Airways Cargo have recently announced launched new flights between Sharjah and Mogadishu, as demand for their services grow.

This comes following a recent delivery of a Boeing 737-800 Freighter, which is fuelling further growth in their network.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Kenya Airways Cargo Launches Sharjah-Mogadishu Flights…

Kenya Airways Cargo Launches Sharjah-Mogadishu Flights
Photo Credit: Kenya Airways Cargo Press Releases.

Flights between Sharjah and Mogadishu through Kenya Airways Cargo began on February 9 and will operate initially on a weekly basis.

Then, by April 2024, this will increase to twice weekly through a partnership formed with Global GSA Cargo in the UAE.

KQ Cargo Director Dick Murianki said the following on the launch of these flights:

“We are delighted to expand our world-class logistics service to underserved markets with a solid product, and we believe in having a direct service complemented by Dubai’s trader, transit, humanitarian, and project-driven traffic.”

“The direct route between UAE and Somalia offers huge demand for air freight transportation, particularly high-tech consumer goods, automotive parts, project cargo, and clothing, which are the most frequently flown goods on the route.”

“Kenya Airways’ has the expertise in the region, and our B737-800F’s apt capacity would be the ideal mix over the long term.”

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Taking Advantage of the Multimodal Logistics Model…

CEO of Global GSA Cargo LLC, Mr Kannan Nachiappan had this to say on the new flights between Sharjah and Mogadishu with Kenya Airways Cargo:

“UAE, being a multimodal logistics hub, acts as a primary gateway to Africa, and having a dedicated KQ Cargo freighter to offer this service helps cut transit times and offer scheduled main deck capacity into several remote destinations across the region.”

“This service would cover a market characterised by narrow body belly-only options, lengthy transit times, and expensive rates.”

All eyes will be on how this new service performs, as well as whether there is additional scope to expand further going beyond April 2024, with Kenya Airways Cargo taking full advantage of the Multimodal Logistics Model.

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